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    The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

    38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ, Scotland
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    • Average8%
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This hotel,has been beautifully renovated ,so tastefully done.Many rooms where you can just sit and enjoy the decoration and a lovely inside garden bar which has a glass roof.Bedroom was one of the nicest I have ever stayed in in a Scottish hotel,lovely bathroom,and large...More

    Thank Marion M
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Marion M, It's great to read that you were impressed with the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square and the service you received throughout your stay. We're lucky enough to have a brand new hotel with beautiful new bedrooms and bathrooms so it's wonderful to read...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    My wife and I stayed for the weekend and overall we really enjoyed it. The staff were great as was the breakfast, and the whole ambience of the hotel is wonderful, a very pleasant yet professional feel. Our main concern was probably the size of...More

    Thank Vernoso
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 2 days ago

    Dear Vernoso, Thank you for your recent review of the Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you were impressed with our colleagues and especially enjoyed breakfast! I will ensure this great feedback is passed onto our colleagues. Due to the age of...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Perfect hotel, perfect service, perfect room...everything perfect. The restaurant has a small dishes and so good. This is cosy hotel, modern and great location. We will be back soon. Many thanks for us.More

    Thank Elín G
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Elin G, Many thanks for your 5* review of Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. It's fantastic to read that you had such a memorable stay with us and enjoyed our delicious small plates! Thanks for recommending us and we hope to see you again. Best...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Stayed here during Christmas. Wonderful staff, helpful and kind. Got very good treatment from one Australian bartender. When he had time, he talked with us while he was cleaning glasses and so. Made the worlds best Bloody Mary :D Can you please give me his...More

    Thank owen7528
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 3 days ago

    Dear Owen7528, It's fantastic to read that you enjoyed your stay at Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square so much. I am delighted to read that the team's hospitality was so impressive and you especially enjoyed the bar and you had the "World's Best Bloody Mary!". I...More

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This place is like a Tardis, it is quite sprawling and set around a dining area which feels like an open courtyard but sits under a glass roof. The room was very comfortable, black out curtains and a comfy bed made for a great sleep....More

    2  Thank TheoLejoCook
    Response from Gillian M, Manager at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte SquareResponded 6 days ago

    Dear TheoLejoCook Thank you for choosing the Principle Charlotte Square for your recent business trip. I am really pleased to hear that you had a great night's sleep and enjoyed our comfy beds! Thanks for recommending us and we hope to see you again. Kind...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    • Price range
    • $138 - $522 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #21 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #36 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
    • #51 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 199
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    • United Kingdom >
    • Scotland >
    • Edinburgh >
    • New Town
    • Also Known As
    • Hotel Macdonald Roxburghe ,
    • Macdonald Roxburghe Edinburgh ,
    • Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh ,
    • The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square Scotland
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    New Town
    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
    until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
    play. This is the city’s central business district
    with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
    of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
    clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
    helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
    Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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    January 10, 2018|
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    Response from skippyWestmeath | Reviewed this property |
    not sure was part of my booking but it was lovely.
    Mark P
    December 13, 2017|
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    Response from Kate007Cheshire | Reviewed this property |
    The double does but the twin has just the showet
    November 12, 2017|
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    Response from steve d | Reviewed this property |
    yes but out of action
    Room Tips
    "Bedrooms overlooking George street are noisy"
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    "Nice location, but small rooms."
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    "third floor front is good."
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